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The Ultimate World's Tallest Building Quiz
by Staff
The Burj Dubai, now known as the Burj Khalifa, is the tallest building in the world. Completed in 2010, this building is one of Dubai's top tourist attractions. Take this quiz to find out more about the world's tallest building.

What is the new name of the Burj Dubai?

  • Burj Khalifa
  • Burj Al Arab
  • Burj Al Sharq

How many stories is the Burj Khalifa?

  • 132
  • 156
  • 160

Why was the building renamed?

  • debt issues
  • to honor Sheik Khalifa
  • both answers

How tall is the Burj Khalifa?

  • 1,000 feet
  • 1,700 feet
  • 2,717 feet

How does the Burj Khalifa rank compared to other skyscrapers?

  • tallest
  • second tallest
  • third tallest

How long did the building take to complete?

  • two years
  • four years
  • six years

What inspired the building?

  • Hymenocallis
  • Tridia
  • Justicia

How fast are the elevators in the building?

  • 20 mph
  • 25 mph
  • 40 mph

What famous designer will open a hotel in the building?

  • Calvin Klein
  • Vera Wang
  • Giorgio Armani

How will the windows be cleaned?

  • window washers
  • track-mounted machines
  • rotating windows

How many workers did it take to build the Burj?

  • 2500
  • 5000
  • 7000

How much did the skilled carpenters working on the project earn?

  • $7.60 per day
  • 8.4 per day
  • $9.90 per day

How much did the laborers earn per day?

  • 4
  • 7
  • 8

In 2006, why did 2,500 workers walk out of the project?

  • poor conditions
  • low pay
  • unsafe practices

Who were the workers?

  • Dubai citizens
  • migrants
  • both answers

What is the tower designed to withstand?

  • high winds
  • seismic events
  • both answers

What can you find on the 108th floor?

  • apartments
  • offices
  • club

What surrounds the building?

  • greenery
  • water
  • both answers

Where is the observation deck?

  • floor 124
  • floor 136
  • top floor

What will produce 15 million gallons of water each year?

  • air conditioning condensation
  • water fountain runoff
  • neither answer